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June 26, 2016

Project Tomorrow at ISTE 2016

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Project Tomorrow at ISTE 2015

June 26 – July 29

Denver, CO

We are excited to be a part of ISTE 2016 in Denver, CO! For more than 30 years, the ISTE Conference & Expo has been the leading forum in which over 18,000 attendees and industry representatives, including teachers, technology coordinators, administrators, library media specialists, teacher educators, and policy makers, exchange ideas about education technology. If attending, be sure to take part in our various workshops, panels, and sessions, featuring Speak Up 2015 data and more. • Check out our list of ISTE 2016 activities below, let us know if you’re attending any of our sessions and connect with us on Twitter (@ProjectTomorrow, @SpeakUpEd,@JulieEvans_PT) and Instagram (@projecttomorrow). You can also connect with us on the ISTE app: Both Julie Evans, our CEO, and Amber Taylor, our director of communications and collaborations, can be reached there!

Quick links:

ISTE Affiliate Recognition: We’re kicking off ISTE by recognizing some of our amazing ISTE Affiliate partners!

Leadership for Digital Learning Near and Far – View from International Schools: We’ve paired with BrainPOP for a special session featuring international schools.

Inaugural Speak Up Study Club: Members of our first ever Speak Up Study Club will get an inside look at our data and plans for Speak Up 2016.

Mobile Learning in Teacher Education: Next Generation Models and MethodsHear a panel of higher education leaders discuss how to prepare preservice teachers to use mobile devices within instruction.

Play Like a Girl: A Look at Games and Coding: Join us and BrainPOP as we discuss how to engage girls in STEM with games and coding.

Student Self-Directed, Interest Driven Digital Learning: Learn how students are tapping into digital tools to self-direct learning around personal interest areas.

Release of digital trends reports with Blackboard Join Project Tomorrow and Blackboard and be among the first to learn about our 2016 reports with findings related to community engagement and personalized learning.

Thanks for reading! Feel free to share your thoughts with us on Facebook, Twitter, and our Blog.

-The Project Tomorrow team

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Saturday, June 25

ISTE Affiliate Recognition

Saturday, June 25, 11:00 AM
ISTE Affiliate Summit

We’re kicking off ISTE by recognizing some of our amazing ISTE Affiliate partners! Five affiliates will receive our Speak Up Shout Out Award for all that they do to help promote the annual Speak Up survey.

Stay tuned to hear about who received the ISTE Affiliate Organization Partner of the Year Awards!

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Monday, June 27

Leadership for Digital Learning Near and Far – View from International Schools

Monday, June 27, 12:45 – 1:45 PM
Location: CCC 201
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Effective educational leadership practices are not limited by the world map. In this session, we’ll discuss new research examining how international schools are leveraging digital tools, content and resources to transform learning and how their use of the ISTE Standards for Administrators can influence digital learning leadership around the globe. With Dr. Julie Evans (Project Tomorrow), Dr. Matt Harris (British School of Jakarta), and Dr. Kari Stubbs (BrainPOP, ISTE Board).

Inaugural Speak Up Study Club

Monday, June 27, 4:00-6:00 PM
Denver location

Members of our first-ever Speak Up Study Club will each receive exclusive Speak Up data, spend some time talking about digital learning trends and hear about what we are planning for the 2016 Speak Up surveys.

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Tuesday, June 28

Mobile Learning in Teacher Education: Next Generation Models and Methods

Tuesday, June 28, 10:45 – 11:45 AM
Location: CCC 502
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Mobile devices with wireless connectivity have unique capabilities for teacher preparation. To effectively implement mobile devices in their future K-12 classrooms, preservice teachers must experience innovative types of mobile learning within university courses, field study and student teaching experiences. Panelists will describe next generation models and methods. With Dr. Julie Evans (Project Tomorrow), Dr. Chris Dede (Harvard University), Dr. Katherine Hayden (California State University San Marcos), Dr. Laurie Henry (University of Kentucky), Dr. Paul Resta (University of Texas at Austin), Dr. Robert McLaughlin (EDC).

Play Like a Girl: A Look at Games and Coding

Tuesday, June 28, 2:15 – 3:15 PM
Location: CCC Mile High Ballroom 4 E/F
Click here to learn more

Learn how to engage girls in STEM with games and coding. This highly interactive session will include group dialogue, collaborative reflection, game play and coding. Come ready to play, share and be inspired! With Dr. Julie Evans (Project Tomorrow) and Dr. Kari Stubbs (BrainPOP, ISTE Board).

Please note this workshop is sold out. Please check here for resources used in the workshop.

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Wednesday, June 29

Research Paper Review: Student Self-Directed, Interest Driven Digital Learning

Wednesday, June 29, 1:15 – 2:15 PM
Location: CCC 109 Table 1
Click here to learn more

Learn how students are tapping into digital tools to self-direct learning around personal interest areas. With Dr. Julie Evans (Project Tomorrow).

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Thursday, June 29

Release of digital learning reports with Blackboard

ISTE Breakfast with Project Tomorrow and Blackboard
Tuesday, June 28 from 7:15am – 8:15am
Hyatt Regency Denver – Centennial Ballroom C (ISTE Host Hotel)
650 150th Street, Denver, CO 80202

Join Project Tomorrow and Blackboard and be among the first to learn about our 2016 reports with findings related to community engagement and personalized learning.

This year’s reports include groundbreaking survey data from over half a million K-12 students, parents, teachers, librarians, principals, district administrators, communication officers, technology leaders, and community members.

What you can expect to learn from this year’s trends reports:

▪ How districts are promoting open communication

▪ Channels by which families want to be communicated

▪ Best practices other educators and school leaders are using to support district and school community engagement initiatives

▪ What parents, teachers, and students are saying about the impact of personalized learning and more

Please note that there is limited seating available. This event is open to all academic, executive, and technology leaders.

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Thank you for your interest and continued support of Speak Up! Be sure to stay updated on all things Speak Up by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and our Blog.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at lchu@tomorrow.org or via phone at (949) 609-4660 ext. 12.

Many thanks to our sponsors and partners for the support of Speak Up: Blackboard, Inc., BrainPOP, CDW, DreamBox Learning, Qualcomm Wireless Reach, Scholastic Education, American Association of School Administrators, CETPA, Consortium for School Networking, CUE, Digital Learning Day, ICE (Indiana Connected Educators), iNACOL, International Society for Technology in Education, National School Boards Association, National School Public Relations Association, National Science Teachers Association, National Secondary School Principals Association, NCCE (Northwest Council for Computer Education), NETA (Nebraska Educational Technology Association), State Education Technology Directors’ Association and TCEA (Texas Computer Education Association).

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